Program


Friday 21st May, 2021 (AEST)

8:30 - 8:40am
Opening address

8:40 - 10:20am
Cancer Cell Biology

Sponsored by Genscript

   Chairs: Yeesim Goodall & Kum Kum Khanna
James Duncan
Mining the Endometrial Cancer Kinome for New Therapies Using Proteomics

David Komander
Deubiquitinases in cancer and inflammation


Antonella Papa
Understanding the role of PTEN mutations in cancer

Nikita Panicker
PP2A-B55α signalling in development and breast cancer


10:35 - 12:30pm
Cancer Signalling and Metabolism

Sponsored by BMG Labtech

   Chairs: Lisa Butler & Rick Pearson
Benjamin Neel
RAS/ERK pathway inhibition induces CXCL1/2 ligands that impair anti-tumor immunity

Tony Tiganis
Next Generation Cell Therapies for Cancer: Targeting PTPs in CAR T cells


Marcia Haigis
How Metabolism Shapes the Tumor - Immune Landscape

Karina Isla-Rios
Network architectures underpinning adaptive resistance against targeted cancer therapy


12:40 - 1:40pm
Presentation by the Awardee of the
2021 Martin Lackmann Award for Translational Research

Sponsored by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

   Chair: Roger Daly
Andrew Wilks
Simians to Cyborgs: Seven million years of drug discovery and some lessons learnt

1:40 - 2:45pm
Poster Session

Sponsored by Imagion Biosystems
Interactive chat with ePoster presenters via Spatial.Chat

2:45 - 4:25pm
Cancer Imaging and Important Technologies

Sponsored by Genesearch

   Chairs: Alpha Yap & Paul Timpson
Jin Zhang
Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell

Maté Biro
Imaging cytotoxic T lymphocyte signalling and tumour cell interactions


Sarah-Jane Dawson
Genomic and Epigenomic Monitoring of Cancer Using Liquid Biopsies

Kendelle Murphy
Intravital imaging technology guides FAK priming in pancreatic cancer precision medicine according to Merlin status


4:40 - 6:30pm
Clinical Translation

Sponsored by ASBMB & ComBio

   Chairs: Marina Pajic & Terry Johns
Renea Taylor
Combination approaches to enhance the effect of cellular immunotherapy in prostate

Delphine Merino
Impact of the tumour microenvironment on the transcriptomic landscape of metastatic breast cancer clones


David Eisenstat
Coopting Neurodevelopmental Pathways towards therapy of Paediatric Diffuse Midline Gliomas

Jukka Westermarck
Clinical role of Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) inhibitor proteins in cancer


6:30 - 6:40pm
Closing address including the award of ePoster prizes




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